Thursday, September 9, 2010

Product Review: Garnier Blow Dry Perfector

Confession: my hair is naturally wavy. You wouldn't always know it, because I straighten my hair almost every day (except for when Mother Nature refuses to cooperate, and then I just give in to the curls). Anyway, I'm always on the hunt for products that will cut my hair-drying time. And then, two weeks ago, as I watched Project Runway, I saw it. A commercial for Garnier's Blow Dry Perfector Kit!

The claim:
Tames Frizz
Keeps hair smooth and shiny
Provides easier, faster blow dries
Lasts 7 shampoos

So the big question is: does it work?? And I'm happy to say, YES!!! The impact did fade out by shampoo 7, but for the first 6, it absolutely worked (on my hair, anyway. You may not have the same results, depending on your hair texture and condition)! My color and heat treated hair was less frizzy, was definitely more shiny, and my blow-dry time was cut by a whole 5 minutes!! (5 minutes may not seem like much, but in the morning, every extra minute of sleep counts!)

You can do this at home for around $12
There was enough product left over for one more treatment (my hair is medium length)
Your hair will feel super soft and silky when you're done

It smells. REALLY REALLY BAD. It smells like the old school Nair, a sorta chemically burning smell.
It will take you at least an hour to go through the whole process (maybe longer depending on how long it takes you to style your hair). You have to wash your hair (but not condition), put in the smelly serum and leave it on for 20 minutes, then wash your hair again, put in the pleasant smelling liquid, and then style, including running a flat iron through your hair.  All in all, easily close to an hour, so don't do this if you're in a hurry.

So there you have it. Will I use it again? Yes! If you try it out, let me know what you think!!


Suzanne said...

I too tried this but I hated it. I have done a lot to my poor hair though---dyed it black, stripped the color, dyed it brown, stripped the color, dyed it red over and over and over. So this really just fried my hair more than anything. I had to cut 2 inches off because the ends were so damaged right after using this. And yes, this smells BAD.

CLEshopaholic said...

Eeeekk!! That's terrible!! But I can totally see how that could happen. I got the impression (mainly from the smell) that this product wasn't designed for hair that was already vulnerable. I'm sure the combination of extra chemicals and high heat didn't help!!

I'm going to be testing put some more beauty products over the next few weeks, so if there's something else you might want me to review, let me know!! (as long as it's not hair dye; I'm going back to my natural hair next weekend).

P.S. Cute puppy!!!!